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Trevor Hancock: Doctors and nurses declare a climate Code Red for B.C.

Trevor Hancock: Doctors and nurses declare a climate Code Red for B.C.

“The climate and ecological crisis is a health crisis."
Geoff Johnson: Artificial intelligence can never replace classroom teachers

Geoff Johnson: Artificial intelligence can never replace classroom teachers

Machine-learning systems can be fooled or confounded by new situations.
Charla Huber: 'Being right' should never be the goal

Charla Huber: 'Being right' should never be the goal

You can share a different view on the topic without telling someone they are wrong
Lawrie McFarlane: Upbeat John Horgan has earned his popularity

Lawrie McFarlane: Upbeat John Horgan has earned his popularity

According to polling firm Angus Reid, John Horgan is the most popular premier in Canada
Behind the curtain: COVID patients in ICU are younger and sicker, and many won't make it

Behind the curtain: COVID patients in ICU are younger and sicker, and many won't make it

While some continue to underestimate its deadliness — even its existence — COVID is both visible and loud in the halls of Royal Jubilee’s fifth-floor ICU.
Our Community: Traffic safety scholarships, tea boxes raise funds for at-risk youth

Our Community: Traffic safety scholarships, tea boxes raise funds for at-risk youth

A good-news roundup from around Vancouver Island.
Geoff Johnson: What is on-screen violence doing to our kids?

Geoff Johnson: What is on-screen violence doing to our kids?

Research has shown that ­viewing violent acts on TV and in the movies affects adults and especially children in negative ways.
Lawrie McFarlane: NDP needs to rein in its wild horses or see a repeat of 2001

Lawrie McFarlane: NDP needs to rein in its wild horses or see a repeat of 2001

First off, we’re back to deficit financing again, at levels never before contemplated, and with no end in sight.
Monique Keiran: Canadian governments still spend billions on fossil-fuel subsidies

Monique Keiran: Canadian governments still spend billions on fossil-fuel subsidies

In 2019, Canada’s oil and gas sector accounted for 191 megatonnes of greenhouse-gas emissions. Almost half of that amount is produced by the oilsands.
Charla Huber: Knowing younger kids can soon be vaccinated is a relief

Charla Huber: Knowing younger kids can soon be vaccinated is a relief

I am one of the parents eagerly waiting for a COVID vaccine for children ages five to 11 years old to be approved by Health Canada.